Initiatives for Society

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Basic Approach

The UACJ Group believes that being a business that contributes widely to society requires understanding the expectations of stakeholders and responding to their trust. We see product safety and quality control initiatives, supply-chain management, human resource development and diversity, and the provision of safe, healthy work environments as having importance not only for us but for society, as well, and do our best to achieve progress in all of these areas, with their social benefits in mind.

Fiscal 2015 Social Objectives and Results

  Fiscal 2015 Objectives Fiscal 2015 Results Assessment Fiscal 2016 Objectives
Quality and Customer Satisfaction Zero major quality problems 38% year-on-year reduction Zero major quality problems
10% or greater year-on-year reduction in complaints (both those involving claims for damages those that do not) 21% year-on-year reduction 10% or greater year-on-year reduction in complaints (both those involving claims for damages those that do not)
Human Resource Development and Diversity Promote diversity in hiring Hired two new college graduates from outside Japan

Rehired 215 people who had reached the mandatory retirement age
Promote diversity in hiring
Develop and implement career support measures for women Developed UACJ’s first General Employer Action Plan

Hired 6 women among a total of 19 new graduate hires
Hire women at the rate of 40% of new graduate hires across all positions, and 10% of new graduate hires for technical positions

Increase female participation in management by 40% compared to the figure for the end of fiscal 2015
Strengthen technology development, frontline execution, and workforce capabilities for the Group as a whole Conducted a total of 36 seminars of 11 types, for 631 participants

Had 736 employees participate in job-level training
Continue strengthening technology development, frontline execution, and workforce capabilities for the Group as a whole
Provision of Safe, Healthy Work Environments Strengthen activities aimed at eliminating workplace accidents Conducted monthly safety inspections across the entire company

Implemented safety measures based on uniform facility safety standards for the Group

Conducted safety assessments for new construction, renovation, and relocation projects
Strengthen activities aimed at eliminating workplace accidents
Conduct employee education on safety and health Included in job-level training

Enhanced the content of experiential education on hazards

Conducted safety and health seminars for supervisors
Conduct employee education on safety and health
Adjust working hours to appropriate levels Implemented a work-time management system to accurately record and confirm working hours Adjust working hours to appropriate levels

Looking to the Future

In fiscal 2016, the UACJ Group will redouble its efforts to achieve zero major quality problems, an objective for which performance fell short in fiscal 2015. At the same time, we will work to further activities aimed at eliminating workplace accidents and advancing human resource development. Other areas of particular focus will include efforts to achieve the various objectives, such as the target for hiring women into staff positions, established to promote diversity and achieve the action plan for compliance with the Act to Advance Women’s Success in Their Working Life.

Picture of Yukihiro Kuwamoto, Executive Officer Officer
Executive Officer
Yukihiro Kuwamoto

Comment by the Executive in Charge

Underpinning the UACJ Group’s global business activities, and leading its creation of value, are none other than the people who work here. At every one of our locations worldwide, we pay special attention to creating environments where individual employees can work with vigor, and fully exercise their drive and capabilities. The development of employees who can carry UACJ’s style of manufacturing into the future is one of our highest priorities.

Amid constant social change, we believe a diverse workforce will be a critical resource for our businesses going forward. Toward that end, we have put together systems that enable us to promote more women into management positions, hire more people from outside Japan, rehire veteran employees who have reached the mandatory retirement age, and draw on the capabilities of diverse human resources in other ways, as well. We are committed to doing all of these things and to implementing the action plan we developed in fiscal 2015 based on the Act to Advance Women’s Success in Their Working Life, as we also work as a Group to ensure that all of our workplace environments are safe.

Our duties as a manufacturer also include diligence in product safety and quality control. Accordingly, we work to provide customers with stable supplies of products we can stand behind, and equip our overseas locations with quality control technology and know-how we develop in Japan, to earn the highest levels of credibility in a global market.

Relationships with Customers
Information on the steps we have taken to be a reliable supplier, ensure solid quality management, and achieve even greater customer satisfaction, as well as other efforts we have made to fulfill our responsibilities to customers.
Relationships with Suppliers
Information on our basic policy on procurement activities, and our rigorous compliance measures, green purchasing, and other initiatives in the area of procurement.
Relationships with Investors
Our views on dividends, and details on our proactive engagement with investors.
Relationships with Local Communities
Coverage of cleanup activities, plant tours and other ways in which we support the development of future generations of adults, and still other contributions we make as a matter of coexisting with local communities.
Relationships with Employees
Information on occupational safety and health, measures to help employees balance work and family responsibilities, and other initiatives we have taken to create comfortable working environments.